Our brain’s chemistry and body clock are affected by light, and light stimulates hormones and neurotransmitters that greatly influence our overall feelings of well-being. It’s important to get bright light exposure soon after waking up in order to stimulate the body’s production of serotonin, which is know for improving mood and happiness. Serotonin also regulates another hormone called melatonin in the evening, which actually promotes sleep. You need to keep this in balance in order to have a healthy night’s sleep.
You can combat seasonal changes, shift work, fatigue, and jet lag by using the HappyLight on a daily basis especially during the time of year when it’s difficult to get more daylight.
This model is perfect since it can fit in a suitcase or briefcase so it can easily travel with you. It emits up to 5,000 LUX which is a good amount for daily casual use or even extended use. It uses a safe natural spectrum and is UV-free.
I recommend the Verilux HappyLight to all my clients experiencing the wintertime blues or who have trouble sleeping at night during the winter months.